Coming-of-age. A small-town young man realizes why he's such a misfit - he's gay! Adolescence is proving a pain for the always-thinking Dorian. He's an outcast and the butt of classmates' fag jokes at high school. He's different and understands why when he reaches the conclusion that he's a "stereotypical gay." He soon announces this discovery to his homophobic, Nixon-loving dad. As Dad throws him out of the house, Dorian's off to NYU to encounter a new world of coffee houses, sophisticates and handsome men.Written by
Steve Fletcher is credited in two different ways, as Steven Charles Fletcher in the opening credits, and as Steven C. Fletcher in the closing credits. See more »
[announcing at a Christmas party]
Folks, my other son, Dorian, has just completed his first semester at NYU where he is a, uh... Uh, excuse me, Dorian. What's your major again?
Riiiight. Where he is majoring in indecision.
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I saw this film in South Africa, where it was appallingly marketed and I probably wouldn't have seen it had I not seen IMDb write-up.
This is a low budget film, with some unknown actors, but is nonetheless funny, warm, realistic (in places)and pertinent. The story is simple: Dorian is gay. How do he and his family cope with this? There are some hilarious moments: Leslie Elliard (who plays Dorian's therapist) is good.
The film focuses on the family dynamics. Lea Coco (the straight brother, Nicky) and Michael McMillian (the gay brother, Dorian) generate such an easy brotherly chemistry- the film's strength lies in its depiction of this dyad, in particular.
As the father(for whom Dorian has ambivalent feelings) Charles Fletcher is good, portraying an older generation with values and ideas that dare never be questioned. The film looks at Dorian's relationships within his family (a mother, played well by Mo Qigley)... but strings are too neatly tied up at the end; the fault is in the script, not the acting.
A warm, sensitive film that deserves a wide(r) viewing. Kudos all!
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